Woodrow Wilson Center and ORSAM Panel on Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Regional Government'

The panel on ''Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Regional Government" was held by Wilson Center and Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) at Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C. on August 25, 2014.


During the meeting, Bülent Aras, Academic Coordinator of POMEAS, made a speech on Turkmens on the Iraqi crisis, the Turkish foreign policy on Turkmens with an outlook on advances of ISIS and the future of Iraq. Aras ephasized on the fact that the Arab Spring had created a process of empowerment of non-state actors and cross border reterritorialization. He underlined the changing landscape of Iraq and the reigon focusing on it's effects on Turkmens.